Crew Operator


Due to expansion of our fleet we have a vacancy for a part-time (24 hrs/week) Crew Operator.
He/she is responsible for the crewing operations and reports to the Managing Director and Crewing Manager.
The Crew Operator:
  • Is involved in recruitment and selection of crew 
  • Is responsible for the crew planning and identifying upcoming vacancies
  • Directs and checks the manning agency that qualified and certified crew are ready in a timely matter
  • Coordinates, executes and communicates crew changes to all parties involved, including making all necessary arrangements for obtaining required visa, flight tickets, accommodation and transportation in the most cost-efficient way
  • Monitors, registers and evaluates performance and development of crew
  • Keeps data in the crew management program up to date
  • Monitors and arranges all required crew documentation, certification and trainings
  • Periodically visits our vessels
  • Is responsible for the budget of the assigned vessels
The ideal candidate should have:
  • An intellectual and professional level at least equivalent to having completed Dutch ‘higher professional education’.
  • Relevant working experience in a crewing department and/or maritime experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of STCW/ILO/MLC/ flag state requirements
  • Excellent command of the English language at business level both verbally and in writing
  • Good communication skills, a team player mentality, accuracy, initiative and a service minded attitude
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • A 24/7 mentality
  • The ability to work under pressure
What can ForestWave Navigation offer you?
  • We offer an interesting and challenging position in a competitive yet friendly global teamwork environment
  • Possibilities to grow professionally in our organization
  • Good remuneration in line with experience and future development
  • Dedicated and experienced colleagues
  • International working environment
English applications, including résumé, should be addressed to:
ForestWave Navigation B.V.
Attn. Ms. Marloes Stuivenberg
No agency acquisition please

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ForestWave Navigation B.V.


ForestWave Shipping Group
ForestWave Navigation is a company within the ForestWave Shipping Group, which is a young shipping group founded in 2003 and growing rapidly since 2011.

We are active in the multi-purpose shortsea segment. The vessels we operate are in the size range between 4.000 and 12.000 ton carrying capacity, most of these fly Dutch flag, have ice class and cranes. Our fleet is operated mainly in European waters and the Atlantic Basin. 

Our activities include commercial management (29 vessels), technical and crew management (13 vessels) and ship owning.

Today we employ an office staff of 30 people and on board of our vessels about 130 seafarers.

Our focus is to offer our customers excellent and spot on service and to operate the vessels efficiently by operating and manning these with well trained and flexible personnel in order to not only meet the expectations of the charterers and the owners, but also go the extra mile.

Company culture
Young internationally oriented shipping company, no-nonsense, hands-on and 24/7.


MVB ID #179467
Plaatsingsdatum vrijdag 22 februari 2019
Locatie Groningen
Dienstverband Deeltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Zeescheepvaart
Functiecategorie Operationeel, Personeel & Organisatie
Regio Nederland, Groningen


Bedrijfsnaam ForestWave Navigation B.V.
ContactpersoonMevr. Marloes Stuivenberg
Telefoon +31 88 050 30 00

Rozenburglaan 9
9727 DL Groningen
The Netherlands

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